The Legend Of Barney Thomson (15) 96 Mins
Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. Comedy drama with Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.
Sun 13 Sept 2pm
Mon 14 Sept 2pm
Wed 16 Sept 2pm & 7.30pm
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45 Years (15) 95 Mins
There is just one week until Kate Mercer's (Charlotte Rampling) 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband (Tom Courtenay). The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps.
Fri 18 Sept 2pm & 7.30pm
Tues 22 Sept 7.30pm
Wed 23 Sept 7.30pm
Roger Waters: The Wall (15) 95 Mins
An event film of classic Pink Floyd album followed by an exclusive live in-conversation in which they respond toquestions submitted by fans around the world with Roger Waters & Nick Mason
Tues 29 Sept 8pm
Pontardawe Film Club
Want to see interesting movies?
Why not join Pontardawe Film Club.
for just £40 (£30 concessionary) you can see
twenty films over the year, as well as enjoy
a range of social events linked to the films.
Non members are always welcome to attend
Non members ticket £5.50 £3.50 concession
GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL Saturday 19 September at 2pm
A sumptuous feast of film followed by a spread of delicious German themed delicacies. £12 members £15 non members (includes catering)
DRUM / DIE BLECHTROMMEL 1979
Dir Volker Schondorff subtitled
award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
PHEONIX 2014 Germany/Poland 98 mins (12A) Dir: Christian Petzold subtitled
searing tale of a disfigured concentration camp survivor. Former singer Nelly, who is given a new face
after suffering traumatic injuries during her internment. Released she searches post war
Wednesday 2 September at 2pm and 7.30pm
STILL LIFE 2013 England/Italy 107mins ( 12A)
Dir /Writer Uberto Pasolini
Eddie Marsan gives a wonderfully restrained performance in this poignant and beautifully crafted film. John is going to be made redundant from the Council after 22 years – his job, to locate the next of kin of those that have passed away alone. Laced with humour and pathos Still Life is a subtle examination of loneliness, loss, community values and the human connection.
Sponsored by Wynford Thomas and Son – Funeral directors and monumental masons
Tuesday 15 September at 2pm and 7.30pm
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE 2014 100mins (12A)
Dir: Roy Anderson
A Venice Golden Lion winner existing in some surreal place where Bergman meets The Office meets The Fast Show, this pitch black Scandi movie builds in 39 interconnected vignettes. “alternately hilarious, heartbreaking and horrifying” Mark Kermode subtitled
Thursday 8 October at 2pm and 7.30pm
Dir: Ruben Ostlund
family on a ski holiday in the French alps find themselves staring down an
avalanche during lunch. Whilst diners
flee in all directions, mother
Thursday 15 October at 7.30pm
MINIMA present THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 1925 (PG) 93 mins
Get ready for the moodiest film experience you’ve eveer had as Minima provide live musical accompaniment to The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. Prepare to open your eyes and ears to a daring collision of image and sound as Minima’s unique sonic palette breathes new life into one of the great silent film classics. Their electrifying post-rock score captures the horror of the story but also finds pathos and romance, drawing us into the subterranean nightmare world of the hideously disfigured Phantom.
Tuesday 20 October at 2pm and 7.30pm
52 TUESDAYS 2013
Dir: Sophie Hyde
coming of age family drama.
Tuesday 27 October at 7.30pm ABERTOIR HORROR FESTIVAL
Featuring the lighter side of cinema’s first adventures into the realms of the macabre and other-worldly. Composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.
Un Homme de Tetes 1898, Une Excursion Incoherente 1909, Prelude 1927, The Thieving Hand 1908 and The Haunted House 1921.
Monday 2 November at 2pm and 7.30pm
THE CONNECTION France 2014 135 mins (15)
Dir: Cedric Jimenez
The Artist’s Jean Dujardin stars as Michel, a newly promoted magistrate whose prior connections to low level dealers may offer the opportunity to finally pin a charge on “la French”. But the slow progress of the investigation as well as corrupt officials blocking his advance cause Michel to act outside the law. A stunning drama with superb cinematography, a terrific soundtrack and a stellar cast. Subtitled
Tuesday 17 November at 2pm and 7.30pm
Dir; Amir Amirani
On 15 February 2003, over 30 million people in over 800 cities across the world marched in demonstration against the Iraq War. How did this day come about? Who organised it: and was it, as many people claimed, a total failure? An inspiring story about the power of modern communications to rally huge numbers of people around an old fashioned common cause.
Wednesday 2 December at 2pm and 7.30pm
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL 2015
Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Follows Greg, a 17 year old loner and his ‘business associate’ Earl who bond over their inexplicable affinity with world cinema, remaking the classics (A Sockwork Orange to Pooping Tom). Having found the escape from social contact Greg’s mother’s request to visit his childhood friend Rachel, recently diagnosed with leukaemia is a challenging moment for the awkward teen.
Wonderful depiction of deep bonds of platonic friendship between teens across gender, class and race.